Lydia Dean Pilcher

Producer, Executive producer


Lydia Dean Pilcher is an American film and television producer & director and founder of Cine Mosaic, a production company based in New York City. A two time Emmy Award winner, Pilcher was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 for Cutie & The Boxer, directed by Zachary Heinzerling (winner of 2013 Sundance Directing Award);, and Sony Pictures Classics released the Cine Mosaic production of The Lunchbox, directed by Ritesh Batra (winner of 2013 Critics Week Viewers Choice Award at Cannes Film Festival). In 2013, The Reluctant Fundamentalist was released by IFC Films, based on the highly acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, and directed by Mira Nair. Pilcher has produced over 35 films including The Darjeeling Limited, directed by Wes Anderson; Jesus' Son, directed by Alison Maclean, and eleven films with director Mira Nair including The Namesake, Vanity Fair, Amelia, Mississippi Masala and most recently Queen of Katwe for The Walt Disney Company; and HBO Films' The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, based on the NY Times best selling book by Rebecca Skloot, starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne, directed by George C. Wolfe. In 2018, Pilcher made her solo directing bow with the feature, Liberté: A Call to Spy, a thriller based on the true stories of women who worked spies during the French Resistance of WWII. Before this in 2017, Pilcher co-directed the feature film, Radium Girls,starring Joey King and Abby Quinn with Executive Producer Lily Tomlin, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Pilcher previously directed the HBO documentary "Reno Finds her Mom" and has directed the second unit of many of the films she produces, most recently The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. She is currently producing the six hour mini-series "A Suitable Boy" with Mira Nair. Projects in development include Fela: Music is the Weapon, based on the life of Nigerian musician and political activist, Fela Kuti, with director Melina Matsoukas for Focus Features.

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